SacCubing VII 2019

May 25, 2019
Carmichael, California, United States

La Sierra Community Center

5325 Engle Rd # 100, Carmichael, CA 95608

John Smith Community Hall


Christian Martín

Chris Martin and Nitin Subramanian
WCA Delegate
Nitin Subramanian
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

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Sacramento's seventh competition is here! Make sure to sign up to reserve your spot!

Registration fee is $20, and you are permitted to sign up for all available events. Note: The venue for SacCubing VII 2019 is in a different location compared to previous SacCubing competitions.

All competitors must be available to judge/run/scramble for the competition as per Regulation 1e2 and 1f2. All competitors will be expected to help by judging or running for any event they are doing. Nametags will be handed out with all the information regarding what groups you will be competing in and what groups you will be helping in. If you are not competing in an event, you will not be assigned to help during that event.

All donations are appreciated and will go towards things such as venue, supplies, etc.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $20 (United States Dollar).

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.

After registering, click on "Pay your fees via card". To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay. You will receive an email saying your registration has been approved once your registration has been accepted. This means you are on the competitor list.

If after 48 hour you do NOT see your name on the competitors list, then please send an email to the contact on the General Info tab.

Failure to do any of these steps may result in a delay in registration.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please let us know as it will open up a spot for another competitor.

All donations are appreciated and will go towards things such as venue, supplies, etc.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Christopher Yen won with an average of 7.46 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Paul Mahvi finished second (7.92) and Varun Mohanraj finished third (8.97).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Christopher Yen 7.08 7.46 United States
2x2x2 Cube Christopher Yen 2.23 2.91 United States 3.178.913.002.232.56
4x4x4 Cube Christopher Yen 29.41 31.35 United States 31.5630.1729.4133.3132.31
5x5x5 Cube Christopher Yen 59.32 1:02.65 United States 1:03.631:02.731:01.601:10.7659.32
3x3x3 One-Handed Christopher Yen 11.15 13.56 United States 17.6115.0913.1712.4211.15
Megaminx Michael Chai (柴天方) 55.23 1:01.21 United States 1:02.171:04.081:07.8555.2357.37
Pyraminx Tyler Howlett 1.90 3.24 United States 4.922.913.183.641.90

Below are some of the policies that will be used for this competition. Please keep in mind that these can vary from event to event, so they do not necessarily apply to other competitions.

* Registration is first come (eg. first to register and pay properly), first serve as per Regulation Z4

Deleting Registration/Refunds
* If you register and later realize you cannot make the event, you can request a 50% refund before registration closes.
* After registration closes, no refunds will be awarded.

Adding/Dropping Events
* Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
* Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
* Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Competition Day Timing
* The competition will begin at the scheduled start time.
* Events will begin as soon as the previous event is wrapping up. Exception: All First Round events will not start more than 20 minutes early.
* Competitors may not compete in an event if they miss last call for that event. In general, last call is a few minutes after the last group is called.

If you would like to compete in SacCubing VII 2019 and missed online registration, we are allowing late registration. Please email with your name, WCA ID (if you have competed before), birthday, nationality, and which events you would like to compete in. Payment will be made through PayPal at the cost of $20. Please note that this method will be non-refundable.

We will allow walk-on registration, but it will be much easier for us to gauge interest through emails.

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For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however, it is still required that they are familar with the full set of regulations above.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

What are these?
For the first round of each event, we will call up competitors to compete in groups. Please listen for your group to be called.

Competing Group vs Helping Group:
At the beginning of the competition, you will receive a name tag with a column labeled "Competing Group" and "Helping Group." When your competing group number is called up, that is when you should bring your puzzle up to compete. When your "helping group number" is called up, that is when you will come up and find an open judging station to help for the duration of that group. If you are required to judge during a certain group and are nowhere to be found, as per Regulation 1e2, you may be disquliaifed from the competition.

What to do when your group is called:
-Go to the drop-off with your solved puzzle.
-Find the scorecard with your name on it
-Place your cube on that scorecard (or in the box with your scorecard on/in it)
-Go to the designated competitor waiting area
-Wait in said area until your name is called to come up and start your average

Live results will be posted on CobeComps. Click the following link to check results of our competitors in real time: CubeComps
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How to volunteer:
The SacCubing Staff is always looking for helpers to assist throughout the day of the competition. If you would like to volunteer with judging and running, we will be asking for your assistance over the microphone. Anyone is free to help, as long as you have read and are understanding of the WCA Regulations, which every competitor is expected to know.

If a competitor contests a ruling or any incident happens during judging that you aren't completely sure how to handle, flag down a delegate.

If you would like to be on staff, which includes priority of solving and staff lunch, please fill out the form here. Please be aware that we will only be selecting a certain percentage of competitors to be on staff, and you will not be considered for staff unless you pay your registration fee. Emails will be sent out to staff members a few days before the date of the competition.

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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